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Robots ‘ready to extend reach’ in food industry

By Oliver Morrison

There’s a strong case for the future growth of robots in food production in Europe, believes Dutch bank ING, as companies look to boost competitiveness, improve product quality and respond to rising labour costs.

EFSA developing advise on nutritional labelling ahead of planned 2022 European legislation. GettyImages/Goran13

EFSA examines the science behind nutrient profiling

By Katy Askew

EFSA has opened a public dialog on front-of-pack nutritional labelling and health claims as it works to finalise the scientific advice that will help decision makers develop an EU-wide scheme.

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How PepsiCo is supporting a regenerative transition for Quaker Oats

By Katy Askew

PepsiCo is helping its Quaker Oats farmers in the UK adopt regenerative agriculture practices through a tie-up with global farming organization LEAF. FoodNavigator hears more about the programme and how PepsiCo is transforming the impact of its supply...

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Leading supermarkets pledge to make UK shopping baskets greener

By Oliver Morrison

The CEOs of the ‘big five’ major UK supermarkets have committed to slash their impact across climate, deforestation nature and guide the whole food retail sector towards halving its overall impact on the natural world by 2030.

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Coca-Cola to commercialize next-generation biomaterials

By Rachel Arthur

The Coca-Cola Company, Changchun Meihe Science & Technology and UPM have announced the first planned commercialization of new tech to create plant-based monoethylene glycol (bMEG): which can replace traditional oil-based MEG in PET bottles.

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Is the Italian market ready for meal kits?

By Oliver Morrison

HelloFresh has announced a move into Italy -- famous for its fierce tradition of gastronomic heritage. But the meal-kit giant says the country ‘offers great conditions to expand’.

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How to avoid the greenwashing trap

By Oliver Morrison

New reviews on misleading claims in early 2022 will pressure companies to provide concrete evidence of their sustainability credentials in an increasingly green-focused and consumer-led market. What does this new regulation mean for brands? Caroline Greenwell,...

What's hitting tables in Europe? FoodNavigator's latest NPD round-up / Pic: GettyImages-Yulia Gusterina

NPD Trend Tracker: From oat-based ice cream to Net Zero cereal

By Katy Askew

This week's new product gallery brings together some of the hottest product launches in Europe, from Oatly's new oat-based ice cream, to pea-based canned fish alternative Fish Peas, and 'porridge with provenance' - Alara Organic's...

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First N2 Applied and Arla agtech trial shows near-zero emissions

By Jim Cornall

N2 Applied, the Norway-headquartered agricultural technology company, has announced the results of sustainable fertilizer testing that show practically all ammonia emissions were successfully trapped in converted cow manure when applied to fields.

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